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austerity cuts. it was the third such protest in five days. on friday the government presented a draft budget that will cut overall spending by $40 billion euros. >> a small earthquake shaking suburb west of dallas saturday. no serious damage or injuries were reported. >> and some lifers in california could go free. governor jerry brown giving the okay to a law that can release them. >> gregg: shocking numbers, u.s. airlines raked in $2 billion in baggage ties during the first half of the year. that the largest amount ever collected for a six-month period. this as a new report emerges finding passengers are facing more fees than ever before and fewer choices. how about that? anything consumers can do. ed joins us managing partner of investment firm. rise of oil prices make a corresponding rise in jet fuel and 30% of operating costs for the airlines. are the airlines trying to make up for it in other ways like the fees? >> sure. look this is great lesson in economics. it's supply and demand and competition. when there is less competition. usually the quality goes down and prices go up.
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and undermine the government. there was a minor earthquake in dallas. the u.s. geological survey said it was a 3.4 on the richter scale. it's possible they could see aftershocks over the next few days. those are the top story, back to you. >> shannon: thank you, peter. >> i have made restoring the american dream my life's work because without it, i wouldn't be where i am today. >> shannon: that's vernon parker, who is running for congress. he has been tapped for the g.o.p. weekly address, seeing him as one of the most promising candidates. but his opponents claim he is a 53 party supporter, who wants to get rid of education. sir, thank you for your time. >> hello. thanks for having me this morning. >> >> shannon: you know, one of the most well-viewed ads against you does contain a quote, talking about doing away with the department of education. tell us why and how you respond to accusations that it would be a terrible fit for your district, including college students and faculty. >> when i ran in the primary, i was referred to as a liberal to moderate republican. now that i am running in the ge
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
at guantanamo bay has returned home to canada. he arrived at a military base on a u.s. government plane earlier today and will finish out his eight year sentence at a maximum security prison in ontario. >> gregg: peter king calling for the resignation of u.s. ambassador to the united nations. saying that susan rice should, quote, pay the price for failing to initially describe the attack on our consulate in libya as terrorism. >> heather: and japan's industry minister is urging the government energy program. they experienced a massive nuclear meltdown after the tsunami. >> gregg: new concerns in the battleground state of florida where election officials say they have received some rather questionable registration forms submitted on behalf of the state's republican party. senior correspondent eric shawn is live with the latest? >> you know voter registration fraud was a huge scandal in the 2008 presidential race that helped lead to the demise of acorn. now it's expected from forms from a consulting firm working or for the republican party. that company allied consulting had been fired by the nat